80-35 Festival (Byrne/St. Vincent, Wu Tang, is that it?), Digital Leather touring with Cursive; Statistics’ Peninsula; Pitchfork streams Thermals…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Des Moines’ 80-35 Music Festival announced what I assume is just part of their line-up for their July 5-6 gig. David Byrne/St. Vincent is good, so is Wu-Tang Clan, but I can’t believe that’s it for big names. They also announced Deerhunter, Yeasayer, Wavves, and old-school Iowa band House of Large Sizes, along with a handful more. Seems rather light for a festival that’s been around for 7 or 8 years… Keep watching their website.
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Digital Leather announced on its website that it will be opening a handful of Cursive dates in June, including a June 23 gig at The Waiting Room. DL also is listed as playing The Holland Center June 7 — wait ’til you see who else is on that gig’s line-up.
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Denver Dalley, who you know from Desaparecidos, Har Mar Superstar and years of hanging around Omaha bars, announced yesterday that there’s a new Statistics album coming out June 25. It’s called Peninsula and is being released by Afternoon Records. Check out the release page and the first single from the album, below:
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Finally, everyone’s favorite touchstone of indie rock pretension, Pitchfork, is hosting a full stream of the new Thermals album Desperate Ground right here. Can an 8.0 rating be far behind? (When it comes to the history between Pitchfork and Saddle Creek, don’t hold your breath…)
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